By Claudia Reid

Hiram Johnson Students at YD Hub meeting

Fresh Producers Club members from Hiram Johnson High School attended the BHC Youth Development Hub meeting on February 9, 2012, held at Panaceas’ office at the Serna Center.  Adrian, Sally and Yee along with youth from other schools in the BHC community met with Youth Development HUB adults to help us understand how they see their world, and how we can work with them to make it better.

It didn’t take much coaching on the part of Dylan Fisher, a Teen Director from the local Boys & Girls Club, to encourage the students to answer questions, guide the discussion and inform future work of the BHC Youth Development HUB.  Thanks to all of you for a great job!

Produce Packing Day at Women’s Empowerment

Fresh Producers contracts with Women’s Empowerment ( to help us with packing the produce that our students sell to their families, teachers and local businesses.  This week of February saw Ann, Heather and Brenda from Women’s Empowerment, working with Joe who lives in South Sacramento and who delivers for Fresh Produce, assembling many delicious fruits and vegetables for our students.  We are impressed by their understanding of food safety and handling, their dedication to this time consuming task and their willingness to work with us to make the students’ lives better.